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Old 03-18-2013, 11:04 AM   #11
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Dang, my suggestion was to go to my mom's house and take some of her pillows--they are all a hundred years old and flat as pancakes!
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:28 PM   #12
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They make non-allergenic feather pillows... look for hypoallergenic feather pillows
online!

Amazon.com: Down Etc 75-Percent White Goose Feathers Hypoallergenic Standard Pillow, White: Home & Kitchen
I will have to check into that if the others don't work out. Thanks !!
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:29 PM   #13
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Dang, my suggestion was to go to my mom's house and take some of her pillows--they are all a hundred years old and flat as pancakes!
LOL My MIL does that .. she says you just never know when you might need another pillow !

I give our used ones to the dogs .. they love sleeping on pillows. When we get another new one so do the dogs - our old ones!
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How about just several layers of quilt batting in a slip cover?
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:44 AM   #15
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How about just several layers of quilt batting in a slip cover?
I actually thought of that but was a bit concerned about the 'stability' .. you know it holding it's shape ... but it's definitely going onto the list of things to try. Thanks !!
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I actually thought of that but was a bit concerned about the 'stability' .. you know it holding it's shape ... but it's definitely going onto the list of things to try. Thanks !!
I would try it out to see if it makes a good pillow. Then, if it does, I would sew the edges and/or maybe tack it. By tacking (I can't remember the real term) I mean using strong thread to make a single, largish stitch (1/4" maybe) and tie the ends in a knot and leave them an inch or so long. Then repeat enough places that the batting doesn't shift. You can even use small rounds of fabric on either side of the slip covered batting to stitch through. Dang, I can't remember the name of this technique. It's an alternative to quilting stitches, especially when you want the "quilt" to be puffier.

My Google-fu doesn't seem up to snuff today.
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I would try it out to see if it makes a good pillow. Then, if it does, I would sew the edges and/or maybe tack it. By tacking (I can't remember the real term) I mean using strong thread to make a single, largish stitch (1/4" maybe) and tie the ends in a knot and leave them an inch or so long. Then repeat enough places that the batting doesn't shift. You can even use small rounds of fabric on either side of the slip covered batting to stitch through. Dang, I can't remember the name of this technique. It's an alternative to quilting stitches, especially when you want the "quilt" to be puffier.

My Google-fu doesn't seem up to snuff today.
I just remembered. It's called tufting.
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I just remembered. It's called tufting.
Simply awesome !! Ok .. you are hired LOL

This sounds like a great way to solve a problem not only with bed pillows but with other pillows too.

Now I have to go and get crafty !

Hoping the weather will be good enough tomorrow to get out to the craft store - it's 32 miles away - and pick up stuff for all these great suggestions.

Who knows .. I may just go into the pillow business
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Who knows .. I may just go into the pillow business
Sleep on it!
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